Titel: Religion at the Corner of Bliss and Nirvana
Politics, Identity, and Faith in New Migrant Communities.
21 photographs, 6 figures.
Duke University Press
1. September 2009 - gebunden - 400 Seiten
Analyzes the role of religion in the civic and political incorporation of new migrants to the United States, especially as religion functions as a site of reistance to cultural assimilation and as a site that facilitates social incorporation.
Preface. Advancing Theory and Method: Lois Ann Lorentzen, Kevin M. Chun, Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III, and Hien Duc Do; Acknowledgments; 1. Gender and Sexualities; Devotional Crossings: Transgender Sex Workers, Santisima Muerte, and Spiritual Solidarity in Guadalajara and San Francisco: Cymene Howe, Susanna Zaraysky, and Lois Ann Lorentzen; Sexual Borderlands: Lesbian and Gay Migration, Human Rights, and the Metropolitan Community Church: Cymene Howe; El Milagro Esta en Casa: Gender and Private and Public Empowerment in a Migrant Pentecostal Church: Lois Ann Lorentzen with Rosalina Mira; 2. Acculturation; Religious Organizations in San Francisco Chinatown: Sites of Acculturation for Chinese Immigrant Youth: Kevin M. Chun; Immigrant Religious Adaptation: Vietnamese American Buddhists at Chua Viet Nam (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple): Hien Duc Do and Mimi Khuc; 3. Transnationalism; Americanizing Philippine Churches and Filipinizing American Congregations: Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III; Creating a Transnational Religious Community: The Empress of Heaven and Goddess of the Sea, Tianhou/Mazu, from Beigang to San Francisco: Jonathan H. X. Lee; Ahora la Luz: Transnational Gangs, the State, and Religion: Lois Ann Lorentzen with Luis Enrique Bazan; Transnational Hetzmek: From Oxkutzcab to San Francisco: Patricia Fortuny Loret de Mola; The Latino "Springtime" of the Catholic Church: Lay Religious Networks and Transnationalism from Below: Sarah Horton; 4. Civic and Political Engagement; We Do Not Bowl Alone: Cultural and Social Capital from Filipino Faiths: Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III, Andrea Maison, and Dennis Marzan; Counterhegemony Finds Place in a Hegemon: Activism through Filipino-American Churches: Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III and Claudine del Rosario Appendix A: Research Questions; Appendix B: Family Member Questionnaire; References; Contributors; Index
Lois Ann Lorentzen is Chair of Theology and Religious Studies and Director of the Center for Latino Studies in the Americas at the University of San Francisco.Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III is Associate Professor of Politics and Director of the Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program at the University of San Francisco.Kevin M. Chun is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Asian American Studies Program at the University of San Francisco.Hien Duc Do is Professor of Social Sciences and Asian American Studies and Coordinator of the Asian American Studies Program at San Jose State University.
"Religion at the Corner of Bliss and Nirvana offers a cornucopia of fresh insights into the multiple roles that religion plays for immigrant communities. It includes groundbreaking comparisons among various Asian and Latino groups, ranging from Salvadoran Pentecostals, Vietnamese Theravada Buddhists, Filipino Roman Catholics, and Chinese American Presbyterians. The volume also stands out for its innovative and perceptive exploration of the connections among transnationalism, spiritual journeys, gender crossings, and acculturation."--Manuel A. Vasquez, University of Florida "Religion at the Corner of Bliss and Nirvana is a welcome new compilation of research on migrants and religion. It not only addresses subjects such as identity and politics, but also gives voice to groups and institutions not often considered by religious studies, such as transnational gangs, Filipino American faith-based organizations, and adherents of the Chinese goddess Tianhou. By considering these together, this anthology offers new perspectives on the intersections of faith and immigration."--Russell Jeung, author of Faithful Generations: Race and New Asian American Churches